OT: I'm back.
The big move is complete, so today, I have gotten myself back on line.
I have brought some Irises with me, so I will see if it is possible to
raise some here. I have brought some Iris pseudacorus (species and
varieties), Louisiana Irises, Japanese Irises, a couple of Siberians, the
species Iris tridentata, and a few reblooming TB Irises.
A neighbor a couple of blocks away has some Louisianas, but I am not
sure if they are "named." Yesterday, I saw several large clumps of Iris
pseudacorus growing in Lecanto, which is a good 20 miles south of here.
Some of the garden centers here are selling Neomerica, but I am still
not convinced that they are totally hardy here, so for the time being, mine
will stay in pots. I have seen both the purple/white bicolor and the
yellow Walking Irises for sale.
Today, it rained a little over an inch. This rain was much needed
since things were getting quite dry. This is only the second time it has
rained since I got here. Well, I didn't have to water anything today.
Those ten African Iris plants are looking good.
Mark A. Cook
Dunnellon, FL At the end of the Rainbow (River) USDA Zone 9 Sunset
Partly Cloudy, 68 F or 20 C.